Hotel Bali Ayu – Kerobokan,
Bali, Indonesia – part I
Executive Assistant Manager: Ketut Adhi Utama
From: Tabanan Bali
Baliblog: How long have you worked here?
Ketut: I have worked here for 2 years.
Baliblog: What year was the hotel built?
Ketut: It was built step by step, gradually, not all in one. The first cottage was built 3 years ago, something like that. The latest one is about years old.
Baliblog: So you have 32 rooms in total and they come in 3 styles: Standard, Standard Villa and Superior Villa.
Ketut: There are 2 kinds of names they give. We call them Standard room, then there is Standard Villa or Superior room, and the other one is Superior Villa or Deluxe room.
Baliblog: Okay. I'll try and explain that.
If you are describing the Bali Ayu to someone how would you do that?
Ketut: I would say it is a friendly hotel that is good for a couple, kids and people over 40, who lie to have a hotel in Balinese style.
Baliblog: How long does it take to get to this hotel from the airport?
Ketut: It depends on the time of day but the average is 20 to 30 minutes.
Baliblog: How long does it take to get to the beach from here?
Ketut: The beach is about 1km and will take about 10-15 minutes.
Baliblog: In this immediate area what restaurants can you recommend that are within walking distance?
Ketut: There are a lot and they include some very specialized restaurants. We have Esmiralda right here, which is a Mediterranean restaurant but quite expensive, we have Bebek Bali, which is Balinese style mixed with western.
Baliblog: Is Bebek Bali good?
Ketut: Because I am Balinese I get used to many spices and hot food. I think I like that style and this place is westernized.
On the next street also (Jl. Oberoi) there are many good restaurants. You will find Ku De Ta over there, Kahaima, a Moroccan restaurant.
Baliblog: I like the new Warung Murah on Jl. Oberoi.
Anyway you say 'Balinese style'. How is that Balinese style? What does it look like?
Ketut: Balinese style is having the building. I mean having a Balinese building style, which means having a lot of sun, having a lot of wind, you know the ventilation. Not quite like western buildings where you have a tall building with ventilation. Its what we call Balinese style.
Baliblog: I see that you have cement bricks and a tile roof, with a wooden support, so a little bit natural.
Ketut: We use sandstone.
Baliblog: What hours does the restaurant open?
Ketut: The restaurant is open from 7am-10am for breakfast, then lunch and dinner till 11pm.
Baliblog: What time is the lobby bar open?
Ketut: We haven't opened the bar yet actually.
Baliblog: So you have a tour desk, do you offer any other forms of activities or entertainment?
Ketut: We don't have regular entertainment but we can organize your tour to other parts of the island.
Baliblog: Is there anything special you want to tell me about you hotel?
Ketut: I think we have a Balinese style that will meet your budget. It's very affordable.
Baliblog: I think so too and the room is big, I like that.
Ketut: The room is very big, I mean our Superior Villa is 25 sq m, the Standard Villa is 22 sq m and our Standard room is 18 sq m. You can ask people, they like this. For families, mother, father and kids can all stay here.
Baliblog: Often times people ask me about the beds. In the Standard room you have either presumably a double bed or 2 twins.
Ketut: We have 8 Standard rooms (2 with double beds, 6 with twin).
Baliblog: With the villa, I looked at the Superior Villa downstairs and upstairs and both had a double bed.
Ketut: We have some with double bed and some with twin. Of the 24 Villas, 16 of them are twin.
Baliblog: If they want to have an extra bed can you arrange this?
Ketut: We can. We are building more Villas at the back at the moment.
Restaurant, Pool bar, Safe Deposit Box, Shuttle Bus Service, Bar, Swimming Pool, Laundry Service, Room Service.
Air Conditioning (private control)
Private Bath and Shower
Kitchen (Superior downstairs and Deluxe)
Western trained Doctor on call
Visa and Mastercard accepted
Facsimile and email facilities
Taxi on Call
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